For the Pet Owners…

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Daizy914:  That’s so sad! My dog is only 2 years old and I start bawling even thinking about the fact that she’s going to die someday. I hope that by the time my dog dies I will have kids so it will be a little easier, but I know it will still be heartbreaking (my dog is my first too).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dog is also my first pet. He’s now 12.5 and having kidney failure. On one hand, I’m in complete denial about the whole thing. On the other hand, I know I’m going to have to face this sooner rather than later.

Very sad for your friend!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Daizy914:  Right now, he is on a special diet and food supplements. The vet has also given him fluids. When they are this old and their kidneys start to go, there is unfortunately no cure. So the best we can do is try to make him comfortable and prolong our time together. He’s going for a check up on Saturday, so we will know a little more then.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m so sorry for your friend! Please remind her that this is no way her fault. From what you’ve said it sounds as though she might be slightly blaming herself because of the “if she had known” scenerio.

My dog ate one of my socks the other day and I’ve been pretty nervous ever since. She’s done this twice before but she normally pukes them back up within a couple hours. Well she still hadn’t done that by last night and I was so scared it was stuck in her gut (she was eating and playing normally though). Thankfully she barfed it up this morning but man I was a wreck the morning she swallowed it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Daizy914:  He’s a coonhound mix. Here’s a couple of pictures. (My husband and I have 2 dogs. He’s the bigger one.)

Post # 11
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351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Loosing a dog was incredibly hard for me. I lost my first dog I ever had on my own at a really young age to cancer…he was only 5. I honestly still cry and its been 4 years this February since he passed. I miss him terribly but I do know that he’s not suffering anymore.

At the time, my boyfriend (now husband) sat in the room with me while I said goodbye to Kaiser. That’s probably when I knew he was the one. I never asked him to come in the room with me but he did anyways. He drove me home (I was a complete mess).

Kaiser could’ve lived longer as well but his quality of life was not good. It’s hard to outweight pro’s and con’s because you love them so much. Vets won’t tell you “this is what you should do…” they will give options and it’s up to you to make the decision. I started second guessing myself about my decision for 2 years (I felt guilty for making the decison to help him pass over to rainbow bridge) until I finally was at peace with myself.

I hope your friend is okay. It really helped me when friends and family would come over or call to talk. See if she needs anything…sometimes the best thinG to do is cry.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@annb9:  You sound like me! My dogs are two and three and I cry just thinking about it!

@IzzyBear:  This is gross and probably TMI. But, my dog did that once, and she pooped it out. Whole. I don’t understand how, but she did!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t even want to think about putting my little Hazel down! My FI’s mom just put down her 13 year old Lab. It was so heartbreaking and really put Hazel’s time left with us into perspective. It is a very sad part of life unfortunately. I am so sorry your friend is going through this 🙁

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